GGJ-IEN DELEGATION TO DURBAN COP17

 

GGJ-IEN DELEGATION TO DURBAN COP17

1000 DURBANS GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION - MARCH THROUGH DOWNTOWN DURBAN

READ THE DELEGATION STATEMENT: DURBAN DELAY IS A CLEAR CALL TO ACTION - SOCIAL MOVEMENTS MUST UNITE TO COOL THE PLANET

GGJ and IEN brought a delegation of 14 people to the UNFCCC COP17 and social movement activities  between November 28- December 9 in Durban, South Africa. 

The climate talks were resounding disaster for the planet, and especially for Africa and small island nations.  Without a binding deal to reduce emissions before 2020, the reality is that Africa will burn and island nations will begin to drown.

This is an even more brutal wake-up call to social movements that not only do we create real solutions, we must connect these solutions and push them to scale from the ground up.  From small-scale organic family farming and resistance against toxic agribusiness, to the creation of millions of climate jobs and resistance against destructive dirty energy projects like the Keystone XL pipeline - between now and 2020 we must reduce carbon emissions and toxic pollution community by community, and demand that our government invest in the job creation, mitigation and adaptation funding necessary to address both the economic crisis and the ecological crisis.

CJN! PRESS CONFERENCE FEATURING GGJ DELEGATE AHMINA MAXEY

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STATEMENTS ON COP17 AND CIVIL SOCIETY OUTCOMES

GGJ: DURBAN DELAY A CLEAR CALL TO ACTION - SOCIAL MOVEMENTS MUST UNITE TO COOL THE PLANET

Friends of the Earth: Disastrous "Durban Package" Accelerates Onset of Climate Catastrophe

Indigenous Peoples Condemn Climate Talks Fiasco and Demand Moratoria on REDD+

CJN! Statement: COP17 Succumbs to Climate Apartheid

GGJ BLOGS

Jobs with Justice Joins Delegates from Affected Communities at COP17 by Treston Davis-Faulkner

Trade Unionists from Africa and the World Converge in Durban by Treston Davis-Faulkner

There Will be a Climate Change by Michael Leon Guerrero

PHOTOS FROM DURBAN

GGJ Delegation Photos

Ben Powless' (IEN) photos

VIDEOS FROM DURBAN

http://www.youtube.com/user/ggjalliance

ADDITIONAL READING ABOUT COP17 AND CIVIL SOCIETY ACTIVITIES

African Soil in the Blood and Dust of the Climate Summit (December 10)

We’re Not Very Excited about the Kyoto Protocol, the US says (December 6)

What Will Save Our Forests (December 2)

Of Elephants and Blind Men and Noah’s Ark and Elephants Again (November 28)

GGJ-IEN DELEGATES TO DURBAN

Teresa Almaguer, PODER, San Francisco, CA

Eriel Deranger, Indigenous Environmental Network, Alberta, Canada

Treston Davis-Faulkner, Jobs with Justice, Atlanta, GA

David Gonazalez, Just Transition Alliance, San Diego, CA

Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network, Bemidji, MN

Rosalinda Guillen, Comunidad a Comunidad, Bellingham, WA

Saki Hall, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Jill Johnston, Southwest Workers Union, San Antonio, TX

Ahmina Maxey, East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Detroit, MI

Sara Mersha, Grassroots International

Kandi Mossett, Indigenous Environmental Network, Bismarck, North Dakota

Francisca Porchas, Labor Community Strategy Center, Los Angeles, CA

Ben Powless, Indigenous Environmental Network, Ontario, Canada

Alberto Saldamando, Indigenous Environmental Network, San Francisco, CA

Jen Soriano, GGJ, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Michael Leon Guerrero, GGJ, Beaumont, CA

 

GOALS

GGJ Delegation Goals

Organizational Goals

LOGISTICS INFORMATION

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READINGS and RESOURCES

From Patrick Bond: If you want to familiarise yourself with local climate politics in advance of the COP17, here are some articles: http://ccs.ukzn.ac.za/default.asp?4,80 and for more general news about SA here's a progressive magazine, http://www.amandlapublishers.co.za/ and the best weekly newspaper, http://mg.co.za/ and our city's main english-language daily paper: http://www.themercury.co.za/

REDD in California and Chiapas:

http://urbanhabitat.org/cj/18-1/conant

http://www.zcommunications.org/turning-the-lacandon-jungle-over-to-the-carbon-market-by-jeff-conant

Download additional readings and resources below

Also see the 1000 Durbans toolkit

Notes from Delegation Prep Calls

Notes - Durban Delegation Prep Call #1

Notes - Durban Delegation Prep Call #2